Tiled Roof Repairs
As roofing specialist we use many different types of tiles, made of either concrete or clay. We find that Natural Clay tiles have a greater longevity than concrete tiles although are not as cost effective. A great deal of our work with clay tiles involves the use of reclaimed tiles. These have been removed from an existing roof and are suitable to be re-installed onto a new roof. This is a preferred technique when trying to match a new roof with an existing one on an extension for example. Concrete tiles are available in many different sizes and colours. Due to their low cost they are now becoming more popular with developers. They are particularly useful on large residential or office developments because of their size, relative ease of use and low cost compared with natural materials.
Generally most tiled roofs, laid to manufacturers’ instructions, will have a long life span, which should only need occasional general maintenance. In fact, studies have proved that regular maintenance will extend the life of a roof considerably. Our roof maintenance plan includes replacement of damaged and missing tiles, re-bedding and re-pointing of ridge and hip tiles, re-pointing and replacing damaged pots to chimneys, moss clearance and repairs to lead flashings and valleys.